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Be Part of the Lausanne Congress 2010 which took place from Sunday 17th to Sunday 24th October 2010, Cape Town

Cape Town 2010: The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization

What will happen now that 4000 Christian leaders from 200 countries have spent one week together, planning how to take the good news of Jesus to the ends of the earth?

How inspiring will it be for you to listen to the summit’s key sessions, as the world’s best bible teachers inspire the global church to take the Christian gospel to every nation of the world?

The third Lausanne Congress on world evangelization took place in Cape Town October 2010.  Since its beginnings in 1974 in Switzerland, the Lausanne Movement, motivated and shaped by the Lausanne Covenant statement, has made an immeasurable contribution to the world missionary movement. This October more than 4000 Christian leaders from more than 200 nations will gather for eight days of bible teaching and prayer, discussion, analysis and vision building.  The theme will be “God in Christ, reconciling the world to himself” (2 Corinthians 5:19).

Highfields Church was involved in a number of ways – both in Cape Town and Cardiff.

One of our own mission partners, Lindsay Brown, is the International Director of the Lausanne Movement and has been working tirelessly over the past few years on the organizational details of the Congress.

Our Associate Minister, Rev Phil Jenkins, attended the Congress as one of the delegates from Wales. He shared his thoughts on the Highfields Blog before, during and after the Congress.

Our student worker (2010-11) Owen Brown was also in Cape Town and shared news and discussions on a special "Highfields at the Lausanne Congress 2010" Facebook page, which has now been closed.

Highfields also contributed to sponsor another delegate from a church in the majority world.

In Cardiff, participation was enabled for a number of the key sessions of the Congress through video streaming. Highfields was an official Global Link site for Cape Town 2010 (one of 638 global link sites in 91 countries). We showed all the key sessions on a big screen at the Highfields centre in Monthermer Road, just a few hours after they took place in Cape Town.

Plenary 1 – Bible Exposition   
Plenary 2 – Themes
Mon 18th

Ephesians 1
Ajith Fernando

Making the case for the Truth of Christ
in a pluralistic, globalised world
Carver Yu, Michael Herbst, Os Guinness
Tue 19th

Ephesians 2
Ruth Padilla DeBorst
Building the Peace of Christ in our
broken, divided world
Antoine Rutayisire, Jospeh D’Souza
Wed 20th   

Ephesians 3
John Piper 

Bearing witness to the Love of Christ
with peoples of other faiths
Michael Ramsden, Benjamin Kwashi
Thu 21st

Broken World/
Suffering Church
(Tue evening plenary)
Tim Keller
(Wed evening plenary)
Fri 22nd
No Meeting
No Meeting
Sat 23rd

Ephesians 4:17 – 6:9
Calisto Odede

Calling the Church of Christ back to
humility, integrity and authenticity
Femi Adeleye, Chris Wright, Elke Werner
Sun 24th
No Meeting

Please continue to pray for the Congress and especially for its impact in mobilising the church for world mission in the 21st century. Pray too that it will have an ongoing impact here in Cardiff.

This truly global summit is a rare event however you can continue to take full advantage of it via the online resources.

For more information on the Third Lausanne Congress for World Evangelisation, Cape Town 2010, go to http://www.lausanne.org


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Cape Town 2010: The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization